EMPOWERING LIVES WITH PURPOSE:
Connie Van Horn
“Do Not Go By What You Can See…”
“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” Hebrews 11:1
God, I can’t see it.
I can’t see what you are doing.
Is everything going to be ok?
The first thing we must do is (stop) trying to understand God’s ways.
This is true faith.
We are to have faith that no matter the outcome- God is working it out for our good. Do you have that faith? That rest assured faith???
This is not easy when we are going through hard things, or not getting the results that (we) wanted. I can look back and see where God was working in the middle of each storm that I endured. I don’t wish homelessness on anyone, and this was a time when I didn’t understand God’s ways, but I now see that He was growing me during this struggle. He is still growing me and He is still right here by my side.
God can and will take our greatest struggles, trials, and tragedies and turn them into victories.
Pain into purpose.
We can experience pain that allows us to grow into our purpose. If you are going through something painful right now… God could be doing something. He is in every single moment of our lives. He will never leave you. Look for Him in whatever you are dealing with.
Satan will no doubt be working hard to hold you back. God can still accomplish His purpose in your life despite Satan’s efforts to destroy you.
He will attack you personally, and your family and he can bring temptation from all sides.
Temptation can help us grow.
God allows some of this.
It allows us to grow into the person He needs us to be. I needed to be in those pits… it’s because of those hard days I can be this person.
God can and will bring good things into our lives despite the storms we are walking through.
Trust God even when we can’t see what he’s doing.
Walk by faith.
“For we live by faith, not by sight” 2 Corinthians 5:7
We take every single step by faith. The world will try to corrupt your sight with things that mean nothing.
Don’t fall for it.
Trust God’s word.
Read it daily.
Focus on Him.
And… Live in Bold Faith!